LCIP Statement on US Elections 2020

Originally published on 11/12/2020 As we approach the end of 2020, it is clear that Joe Biden defeated Donald Trump for the US presidency, having won both the popular vote and the Electoral College by significant majorities. Nonetheless, Trump still has not conceded, despite losing numerous vote recounts and more than 50 lawsuits claiming fraud, as well as failing to

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Report 3: “Break the Grip” Messages, Reports and Statements

Originally published on 9/26/2020 • Message from BALDEMAR VELASQUEZ, President of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC), to the “Break the Grip of the Two-Party System” National Conference [Intro Note: Baldemar Velasquez, president of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC, AFL-CIO), was not able to attend the conference because of union negotiations in North Carolina. He sent the following message

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Report 2: Closing Presentations to the “Break the Grip” Conference (Sept. 20, 2020)

Originally published on 9/26/2020 Closing Three Presentations to the conference by (1) Millie Phillips, (2) Alan Benjamin and (3) Nnamdi Lumumba (1) “Going Forward”: Presentation to Closing Plenary Session of the Conference by MILLIE PHILLIPS, Steering Committee member, Labor Fightback Network What an amazing discussion! Let’s congratulate ourselves! What we are proposing is one of the hardest things ever done.

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Why We Will Be Attending the “Break the Grip of the Two-Party System” Conference — and Why You Should Too

Originally published on 9/9/2020 (titles listed for id. only) Nancy Wohlforth, Secretary-Treasurer Emerita, OPEIU (AFL-CIO) (Washington, DC) The time is now to begin laying the groundwork of an independent, labor-based political party. Two resolutions adopted by the national convention of the AFL-CIO in October 2017 are our reference point. The first one states, “Whether the candidates are elected from the

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Immigrant Rights and the Fight for Independent Working-Class Politics

Originally published on 8/22/2020 VOICES FOR INDEPENDENT WORKING-CLASS POLITICS By E.J. Esperanza (Immigrant Rights Activist) (presentation to the April 25 Expanded Organizing Committee meeting of Labor and Community for an Independent Party / LCIP) It’s with great enthusiasm that I join you all here today. I join you as a removal defense attorney, yes, but first and foremost, as an

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Call for the “Break the Grip of the Two-Party System” 2020 National Online Conference

Originally published on 8/17/2020 Conference September 19-20, 2020 Millions of workers and youth have taken to the streets since police officers in Minneapolis assassinated George Floyd. Despite the COVID-19 restrictions, they took to the streets in ever-growing mass protests — forging an insurgent movement not seen in many decades — to demand an end to police terror and systemic racism.

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The COVID-19 Pandemic and the Urgent Need to Break the Grip of the Two-Party System

Originally published on 4/4/2020 Statement by the Labor Fightback Network (LFN), the Ujima People’s Progress Party (UPP) and Labor and Community for an Independent Party (LCIP) The United States, the global epicenter of capitalist inequality, has become in fact the global epicenter of disease and death. After 40 years of cutbacks and relentless efforts to destroy everything the working class

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Report on the Cleveland“Break the Grip of the Two-Party System” Conference

Originally published on 11/25/2019 Cleveland, Ohio — December 7, 2019 By Labor Fightback Network The people of the United States deserve better than what two-party politics has delivered on the important issues — jobs, healthcare, equal justice, peace and the environment. In fact, large numbers of people are ready to move toward independent politics. According to a recent Gallup poll,

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